Date: 16th July
Sixth BBS Big 5 session:
|Week 7||*Week 6*||Week 5||Week 4||Week 3||Week 2||Week 1|
|Overhead Press||60||60||1:37||60||1:49||60||1:37||60||1:38||60||1:44||80, 70||0:35, 0:25|
|Leg Press||300||290||3:24||280||2:12||260||-||250||3:02||230, 270||4.31||200||2:57|
TUL = Time Under Load; Red = got worse; Blue = improved; Black = weight changed
Post Workout Nutrition: scrambled organic eggs + strawberries + cinnamon, one hour later.
Total Time: 25 minutes.
I was only 6 days since the last session this time, but I did feel rested nevertheless.
Shoulders ProblemsI am making nice progress on the pulling exercises, as you can see, but shoulders continue to be a problem. I can't get past the third rep, and suspect that I improved TUL last week by doing the movement more slowly. Next time I will get my training partner to ease me through the sticking point, the see whether the following week I improve the unassisted time.
Vibram Five FingersI still haven't cracked the leg press. I though I was approaching the right weight for the 90-120 seconds BBS sweet spot, but it all went wrong this time. During the set I found myself wondering if I was ever going to fail.
Two possible reasons:
- I think I got the seat setting wrong - so the range of movement was less, which would make it easier.
- I was wearing my Vibram Five Fingers for the first time. I noticed my calf muscles were hit much harder than usual, so perhaps my quads were getting more assistance?